Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Pasco Student-Athletes Compete in First Countywide Stand Up Paddle Competition

Who: Special Olympics student-athletes

What: Pasco County Stand Up Paddle Competition

When: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 27

Where: Green Key Beach, 4835 Green Key Rd., in New Port Richey

Why: Stand up paddle is a new Special Olympics sport. Although this marks the second year of competition in Pasco County, it is the first county competition. The county competition will expose student-athletes to race conditions and will automatically qualify them for the Area 6 competition on July 22. Student-athletes who place in the area competition qualify for the state finals.

How: The first meet will begin at 10 a.m. Special Olympics student athletes will be divided into two divisions: Level 3 and Level 4. Level 3 participants will navigate a 1600-yard buoy course and Level 4 participants will navigate an 800-yard buoy course. There will be an awards ceremony following the competition. If you would like to register as a volunteer, visit https://specialolympicsflorida.org/pasco/news-events/county-stand-up-paddle-meet/ For m.ore information, contact Phyllis Crain at 813-857-3350.